Confidence – First Day of October
“Have confidence.” — St. Mark 6:50.
Nothing is impossible to God, since His power is infinite. Nothing is difficult to God, since His wisdom is equally infinite. God desires our good with an infinite desire, since His goodness is without limit. What can be more capable of inspiring us with great confidence in Him? — Author of the “Spiritual Combat”.
St. Francis of Sales was filled with so great a confidence in God that in the midst of the greatest disasters nothing could disturb the peace of his soul. “I cannot but be persuaded,” he often said, “that he who believes in an infinite Providence, which extends even to the lowest worm, must expect good from all that happens to him.”
The great confidence that man has in God, believing that He knows all, that He is able and that He desires to assist him on every occasion, is most agreeable to God; it attracts God towards him in such a manner that He cannot withhold His favors, on account of the glory this dependence and love procures Him. Our Saviour made this known to St. Gertrude, and it animated her with most lively confidence.
My God, I believe that Thou art capable and that Thou wishest to make us happy. Thou askest only love; I love and confide in Thee.